Biden’s budget wish list: Restore the CDC, build a new NIH research center, pump in billions to end the opioid and HIV epidemics
President Joe Biden’s first budget request (Congress is the ultimate decider on budgets) for FY 2022 includes a massive influx of funds to the CDC, plans to launch a new $6.5 billion research center within the NIH, as well as almost $11 billion to end the opioid epidemic and another $670 million to aggressively reduce new HIV cases.
But details on what exactly this new $6.5 billion, DARPA-like, NIH-based center, to be known as Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health (ARPA-H), will research remain to be seen. Biden’s budget request only said the center will initially focus on a wide range of diseases that other NIH centers typically work on.
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